A teacher from Leiden was fired for anti-Islam tweets. The teacher, Anand Soekhoe, who's also a councilor for Leefbar Leiden tweeted that "Islam is not a religion, but a barbaric backwardness". Earlier in the week he called upon leftist voters to think of their grandchildren. "Otherwise the next generations will speak Arabic! And Islam will be the state religion. Don't do that to you children.!" Soekhoe had meanwhie removed the tweets.